The health of your tongue is one of the essential parts of maintaining good health. It’s constantly exposed to bacteria and viruses, so it needs to be cared for to keep your body healthy.
If you have any concerns about your tongue or want some tips on keeping it healthy, read on!
Tongue health chart
Check out the chart below if you’re wondering how your tongue is doing. This shows the signs and symptoms of common ailments that can impact your health.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
A healthy tongue is pink, moist, and feels smooth. If you have a dry, cracked tongue that’s not healing well, this could be a sign of dehydration. A white coating on the tip of your tongue may indicate an infection or inflammation caused by bacteria (oral thrush).
A slimy coating could also show an issue with your oral health—for example, if you get frequent cold sores or warts on your lips and gums that don’t go away after treatment with over-the-counter products.
- A pale tongue is a sign of anemia. If your tongue is pale and moist, it could mean you lack iron or vitamin B12.
- The red tongue is a sign of heart disease, liver disease, or tuberculosis. This can also be caused by heavy smoking (the nicotine in cigarettes will cause redness).
- Yellowish-green discoloration on the underside of the tongue means jaundice—a condition in which your body has too much bilirubin production due to an infection or other problem with how your liver processes waste products from breaking down food (bilirubin).
- Dark red discoloration on the tip of one side of your lower lip indicates heavy smoking; it may also indicate cirrhosis (liver damage) caused by long-term use of alcohol.
- Yellow coating on the tongue indicates that your body is in a state of stress. A yellow coating on the tongue indicates poor digestion and an imbalance between the body’s left and right sides.
- White coating on the tongue means something is wrong with your immune system. This could be due to a cold or flu, which causes white patches to develop over time.
- Red patches are caused by inflammation in different parts of your body (for example, arthritis). They usually appear suddenly without warning and can last anywhere from one day up to several weeks before disappearing entirely!
The shape of your tongue is one of the most reliable ways to tell if you’re healthy.
The shape and size of your tongue can indicate the following:
- Your digestive system health (the more wrinkles on the roof of your mouth, the better)
- Your heart health (if there are lots of bumps on its surface)
- Lungs/breathing issues (if it’s flat) or swollen (if it’s thickened)
It also helps determine how well-functioning your liver and kidneys are.
WHAT IS YOUR TONGUE TRYING TO TELL YOU?
- The tongue health chart is a great way to get an idea of what your tongue is trying to tell you.
- Check out this simple tongue health chart and see if any red flags could indicate a problem.
- How do you usually feel when something goes wrong? Is your mouth dry? Do you have a burning sensation in your throat or chest? Have these symptoms been going on for more than two days, or does it happen every time that particular symptom occurs (like having trouble swallowing)?
Ear health chart
The ear health chart is a visual representation of the state of your ear. It’s an easy way to track what you are experiencing in your ears and how they are changing over time. Your tongue may alert you to issues with this part of your body, so it’s important to pay close attention!
The following signs and symptoms appear on the chart:
- Ear wax buildup (yellow or white)
- Earwax discharge (greenish brown)
- The excessive odor from the ears
Hand health chart
Your hand can be a great indicator of your overall health. If you notice any of the following signs, it’s important to see a doctor:
- Redness or swelling of the fingers and wrists
- Tingling or numbness in one or more fingers or hands
- Cracked skin on the knuckles (tendons) or around the thumb joints
Forehead health chart
The Forehead Health Chart is a simple but effective way to keep your forehead in good shape. It’s a visual representation of the health of your skin on the top part of your face—the forehead.
The chart has five categories: dryness (red), irritation (white), excess oil production (yellow), eczema/dermatitis (orange), and aging signs such as wrinkles or age spots.
You can see which areas need more attention by checking off boxes as they appear.
Checking off red areas indicates that there may be an issue with dryness; white means no problems with moisture retention; yellow is usually caused by overproduction of sebum (oil); orange signals excess oil production; while wrinkles are often caused by sun damage during youth or later in life if left untreated for too long due to poor lifestyle habits such as smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol excessively regularly over periods long enough for noticeable changes become noticeable after years pass by without intervention from those who care about what happens next generationally speaking.”
Hairline skin care lines
It’s a common misconception that the forehead is just a part of your face, but it’s not. The skin above your eyebrows is called the hairline. This area can be prone to wrinkles as we age and lose collagen.
While there are many ways to treat forehead wrinkles, you should always consult a licensed physician before using any products on this area of your body (or anywhere else).
If you have ever had surgery or any plastic surgery on this area of your face, then make sure you do not use topical creams with alcohol after those procedures because they could cause severe damage if misused!
Following these simple skincare guides, you can keep your tongue, ears, hands, and head healthy.
- Tongue health: The tongue is the first thing you see when you look in the mirror, so keeping it clean and healthy is essential. If your tongue is red or inflamed, there may be an infection on the surface of your mouth that needs treatment. You can avoid spicy foods and drink plenty of water since these can irritate this area.
- Ear health: Cleaning out ears with a cotton swab (or medicated ones) will help prevent infections from building up inside them, which could lead to hearing loss later on down the road if left untreated.”
Our skin is our largest organ and one of the most important parts of our body. We can’t afford to ignore it and let it go untreated.
The best thing you can do for your skin is to take good care of it regularly, but if you miss a few days here or there, then don’t worry! Just be sure not to skip out on any more than usual because this could lead to severe problems.